Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations, 14470-14471 [2018-06815]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated March 15, 2018, the President amended the cost-sharing arrangements regarding Federal funds provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’), in a letter to Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as follows: amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I have determined that the damage in the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands resulting from Hurricane Maria during the period of September 16–22, 2017, is of sufficient severity and magnitude that special costsharing arrangements are warranted regarding Federal funds provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. Therefore, I amend my declarations of September 20, 2017, and October 3, 2017, to authorize a 60-day extension of the period of 100 percent Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2018–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1814] Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. SUMMARY: Comments are to be submitted on or before July 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location https://www.fema.gov/ preliminaryfloodhazarddata and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https:// msc.fema.gov for comparison. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B–1814, to Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov. Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at https:// www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed below, in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These flood hazard determinations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and also are used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after the FIRM and FIS report become effective. The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are provided in the tables below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard information shown on the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report that satisfies the data requirements outlined in 44 CFR 67.6(b) is considered an appeal. Comments unrelated to the flood hazard determinations also will be considered before the FIRM and FIS report become effective. Use of a Scientific Resolution Panel (SRP) is available to communities in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices support of the appeal resolution process. SRPs are independent panels of experts in hydrology, hydraulics, and other pertinent sciences established to review conflicting scientific and technical data and provide recommendations for resolution. Use of the SRP only may be exercised after FEMA and local communities have been engaged in a collaborative consultation process for at least 60 days without a mutually acceptable resolution of an appeal. Additional information regarding the SRP process can be found online at https://www.floodsrp.org/pdfs/ srp_overview.pdf. The watersheds and/or communities affected are listed in the tables below. The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location https:// www.fema.gov/preliminaryflood hazarddata and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables. For communities with multiple ongoing Preliminary studies, the studies can be identified by the unique project number and Community 14471 Preliminary FIRM date listed in the tables. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https://msc.fema.gov for comparison. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: March 8, 2018. Roy E. Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Community map repository address Beaufort County, South Carolina and Incorporated Areas Project: MICS_18446 Preliminary Date: June 30, 2017 City of Beaufort ......................................................................................... City of Hardeeville .................................................................................... Town of Bluffton ....................................................................................... Town of Hilton Head Island ...................................................................... Town of Port Royal ................................................................................... Town of Yemassee ................................................................................... Unincorporated Areas of Beaufort County ............................................... City Hall, 1911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. City Hall, 205 Main Street, Hardeeville, SC 29927. Town Hall, 20 Bridge Street, Bluffton, SC 29910. Town Hall, 1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. Town Hall, 700 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC 29935. Town Hall, 101 Town Circle, Yemassee, SC 29945. Beaufort County Building Codes Department, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902. Greenwood County, South Carolina and Incorporated Areas Project: 16–04–8538S Preliminary Date: February 10, 2017 Unincorporated Areas of Greenwood County .......................................... Greenwood County Courthouse, 528 Monument Street, Greenwood, SC 29646. Laurens County, South Carolina and Incorporated Areas Project: 16–04–8538S Preliminary Date: February 10, 2017 Unincorporated Areas Laurens County .................................................... Laurens County Administration Office, 100 Hillcrest Square, Suite C, Laurens, SC 29360. Newberry County, South Carolina and Incorporated Areas Project: 16–04–8538S Preliminary Date: February 10, 2017 Unincorporated Areas of Newberry County ............................................. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated March 15, 2018, the President amended the cost-sharing arrangements regarding Federal funds provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’), in a letter to Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I have determined that the damage in the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands resulting from Hurricane Irma during the period of September 5–7, 2017, is of sufficient severity and magnitude that special cost-sharing arrangements are warranted regarding Federal funds provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. Therefore, I amend my declarations of September 7, 2017, September 9, 2017, and September 26, 2017, to authorize a 60-day extension of the period of 100 percent Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14470-14471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06815]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2018-0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-B-1814]


Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard 
determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any 
Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area 
(SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the 
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the 
supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities 
listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek 
general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and 
where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and 
FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the 
community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in 
effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the 
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS 
report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to 
calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings 
and the contents of those buildings.

DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before July 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report 
for each community are available for inspection at both the online 
location https://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata and the 
respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below. 
Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each 
community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at 
https://msc.fema.gov for comparison.
    You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA-B-1814, to 
Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance 
and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 
20472, (202) 646-7659, or (email) [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering 
Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 
400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-7659, or (email) 
[email protected]; or visit the FEMA Map Information 
eXchange (FMIX) online at https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_main.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA proposes to make flood hazard 
determinations for each community listed below, in accordance with 
section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 
4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a).
    These proposed flood hazard determinations, together with the 
floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum 
that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the 
community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent 
in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any 
time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies 
established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These flood 
hazard determinations are used to meet the floodplain management 
requirements of the NFIP and also are used to calculate the appropriate 
flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after the FIRM 
and FIS report become effective.
    The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are 
provided in the tables below. Any request for reconsideration of the 
revised flood hazard information shown on the Preliminary FIRM and FIS 
report that satisfies the data requirements outlined in 44 CFR 67.6(b) 
is considered an appeal. Comments unrelated to the flood hazard 
determinations also will be considered before the FIRM and FIS report 
become effective.
    Use of a Scientific Resolution Panel (SRP) is available to 
communities in

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support of the appeal resolution process. SRPs are independent panels 
of experts in hydrology, hydraulics, and other pertinent sciences 
established to review conflicting scientific and technical data and 
provide recommendations for resolution. Use of the SRP only may be 
exercised after FEMA and local communities have been engaged in a 
collaborative consultation process for at least 60 days without a 
mutually acceptable resolution of an appeal. Additional information 
regarding the SRP process can be found online at https://www.floodsrp.org/pdfs/srp_overview.pdf.
    The watersheds and/or communities affected are listed in the tables 
below. The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, FIS report for each 
community are available for inspection at both the online location 
https://www.fema.gov/preliminaryfloodhazarddata and the respective 
Community Map Repository address listed in the tables. For communities 
with multiple ongoing Preliminary studies, the studies can be 
identified by the unique project number and Preliminary FIRM date 
listed in the tables. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS 
report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map 
Service Center at https://msc.fema.gov for comparison.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ``Flood 
Insurance.'')

    Dated: March 8, 2018.
Roy E. Wright,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Department 
of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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                                             Community map repository
               Community                             address
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         Beaufort County, South Carolina and Incorporated Areas
           Project: MICS_18446 Preliminary Date: June 30, 2017
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City of Beaufort.......................  City Hall, 1911 Boundary
                                          Street, Beaufort, SC 29902.
City of Hardeeville....................  City Hall, 205 Main Street,
                                          Hardeeville, SC 29927.
Town of Bluffton.......................  Town Hall, 20 Bridge Street,
                                          Bluffton, SC 29910.
Town of Hilton Head Island.............  Town Hall, 1 Town Center Court,
                                          Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Town of Port Royal.....................  Town Hall, 700 Paris Avenue,
                                          Port Royal, SC 29935.
Town of Yemassee.......................  Town Hall, 101 Town Circle,
                                          Yemassee, SC 29945.
Unincorporated Areas of Beaufort County  Beaufort County Building Codes
                                          Department, 100 Ribaut Road,
                                          Beaufort, SC 29902.
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         Greenwood County, South Carolina and Incorporated Areas
        Project: 16-04-8538S Preliminary Date: February 10, 2017
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Unincorporated Areas of Greenwood        Greenwood County Courthouse,
 County.                                  528 Monument Street,
                                          Greenwood, SC 29646.
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          Laurens County, South Carolina and Incorporated Areas
        Project: 16-04-8538S Preliminary Date: February 10, 2017
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Unincorporated Areas Laurens County....  Laurens County Administration
                                          Office, 100 Hillcrest Square,
                                          Suite C, Laurens, SC 29360.
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         Newberry County, South Carolina and Incorporated Areas
        Project: 16-04-8538S Preliminary Date: February 10, 2017
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Unincorporated Areas of Newberry County  Newberry County Planning and
                                          Zoning Department, 1512 Martin
                                          Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
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